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    Report: Soldiers hide in homes as ‘stronger’ Boko Haram now uses drones

Report: Soldiers hide in homes as ‘stronger’ Boko Haram now uses drones

Nigerian soldiers fighting Boko Haram in Borno are losing motivation and struggling to match the insurgents’ might, according to the New York Times.The NYTimes said in a new report that contrary to the claims of the Nigerian government and the military that Boko Haram has been degraded, the insurgents’ power is growing in parts of the north-east.They are said to [...]

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    Security operatives rescue seven kidnap victims in Kaduna

Security operatives rescue seven kidnap victims in Kaduna

Security operatives have rescued seven persons kidnapped on Kaduna-Abuja expressway on Sunday.The victims were travelling from Offa, Kwara state to Kaduna state when they were abducted.They, however, regained freedom on the third day in captivity.Commenting on their rescue, Ibrahim Gambari, force commander, Operation Thunder Strike, a joint military outfit, said his men freed the captives at Rijana village along the [...]

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    Army arrests four Boko Haram ‘logistics suppliers’ in Borno

Army arrests four Boko Haram ‘logistics suppliers’ in Borno

The Nigerian army says it has arrested four persons who supply Boko Haram insurgents with commodities in Borno state.Olusegun Adeniyi, theater commander of Operation Lafiya Dole, disclosed this during the destruction of four vehicles and essential commodities seized from the insurgents in Maiduguri, the state capital.He said the move was part of a renewed campaign to stifle the insurgents' economy.Adeniyi said [...]

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    ‘Boko Haram has not been defeated’ — Borno residents write Buhari 

‘Boko Haram has not been defeated’ — Borno residents write Buhari 

Residents of Borno say they have lost confidence in the military over the lingering Boko Haram crisis. In an open letter signed by Hassan Boguma, a traditional ruler, the residents accused the military of not doing enough, saying Boko Haram now attacks without any countermeasure. The letter comes after Babagana Zulum, governor of Borno state, blamed the military over recent attacks on Gubio and [...]

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    Captain behind Taraba police killings ‘had good upbringing’

Captain behind Taraba police killings ‘had good upbringing’

Not much was known about Tijjani Balarabe, a captain with the Nigerian army, until the news broke of how he ordered the killing of some of the policemen who had gone to arrest Bala Hamisu, a kidnap suspect better known as Wadume.Balarabe, operation commander of the troops who shot the policemen, is alleged to have had 191 phone conversations with [...]

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    Army sets four fish trucks on fire to cut off Boko Haram’s ‘source of fund’

Army sets four fish trucks on fire to cut off Boko Haram’s ‘source of fund’

Olusegun Adeniyi, a major-general and theatre commander, operation Lafiya Dole, says Boko Haram insurgents are making money from selling fish. He said this on Friday when four trucks loaded with smoked fish allegedly belonging to the insurgents were intercepted by security operatives on the outskirt of Maiduguri, Borno state. The general said one of the military’s strategies is to cripple the insurgents’ [...]

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    One killed as army repels attacks on Borno towns

One killed as army repels attacks on Borno towns

The Nigerian army says it repelled attacks by suspected Boko Haram insurgents on communities in Gubio and Magumeri in Borno state.The insurgents had invaded Gubio around 5pm on Wednesday, setting ablaze the office of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and other buildings.Ado Isa, a deputy director of army public relations at the 7 division, in a statement on Thursday [...]

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    Army calls for application into direct short service

Army calls for application into direct short service

The Nigerian army has called for application into its short service commission (SSC 46/2020) and direct short service commission (DSSC 25/2020).The army announced this in a tweet on Wednesday.“The general public is hereby informed that the e-application portal for Short Service Commission (SSC 46/2020) & Direct Short Service Commission (DSSC 25/2020) is now open,” it wrote.“Interested candidates are kindly [...]

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    When soldiers do police work: Disaster

When soldiers do police work: Disaster

If anyone is looking for a perfect illustration and confirmation of the “coming anarchy” in Nigeria, that person needs not look farther than the on-going conflict and crisis of mutual distrust between the Nigeria Police and the Nigerian Army. Turn away, for a moment, from Boko Haram (Nigeria is still unable to find a solution to the menace of terrorism), [...]

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    Shehu of Bama: We’re happy to celebrate Sallah at home for the first time in 5 years

Shehu of Bama: We’re happy to celebrate Sallah at home for the first time in 5 years

Kyari Ibn El-Kanemi, shehu of Bama, says residents of Bama community in Borno state, celebrated Sallah for the first time in five years as a result of the defeat of Boko Haram insurgents in the area.He expressed joy after his people marked this year's Eid-el-Kabir celebration in his domain, on Monday."Today we are celebrating Sallah in Bama which we were [...]

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    PDP govs describe Taraba, Abia killings as signs of inefficiency

PDP govs describe Taraba, Abia killings as signs of inefficiency

Governors elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have condemned the killing of three policemen and a civilian as well as a commercial motorcyclist.While the killings of the policemen and civilian happened in Taraba state, that of the motorcyclist took place in Abia.Soldiers were involved in all the killings.In a statement on Monday, Seriake Dickson, chairman of [...]

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    Police to arraign soldier ‘who raped’ AAUA student

Police to arraign soldier ‘who raped’ AAUA student

The Ondo state police command says Sunday Adelola, a soldier who allegedly raped a student of Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba, Akoko, will be arraigned in court this week.Femi Joseph, the command's police public relations officer, said the victim is a 300-level student of the department of Religous and African Studies in the institution.The incident took place at a military checkpoint [...]

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    Taraba killings: Army asks soldiers to travel in mufti, warns against confronting policemen

Taraba killings: Army asks soldiers to travel in mufti, warns against confronting policemen

The Nigerian army has issued fresh directives to its personnel on how to handle the aftermath of the killing of three policemen by soldiers in Taraba state.In a letter dated August 9 and signed on behalf of the chief of army staff by Felix Omoigui, a brigadier-general, the army asked its personnel to always be cautious in dealing with police officers.The policemen [...]

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    Army has captured ‘Bobrisky’, says Wike

Army has captured ‘Bobrisky’, says Wike

Nyelsom Wike, governor of Rivers, says the Nigerian army has captured Bobrisky, a suspected notorious cultist, less than a day after he placed a N30 million bounty on him.Wike was speaking at a security meeting with leaders of Rumuolumeni community at the government House Port Harcourt on Friday.He thanked the Nigerian army for capturing the suspected cultist.“The Army has captured [...]

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    ‘Troops thought they were kidnappers’ — army reacts to killing of policemen in Taraba

‘Troops thought they were kidnappers’ — army reacts to killing of policemen in Taraba

The Nigerian army says the police officers killed by its men were mistakenly taken as kidnappers. On Wednesday, the police had accused the army of killing three of their personnel while freeing a kidnap suspect.Reacting in a statement, Sagir Musa, army spokesman, said the refusal of the policemen to stop at the checkpoints prompted the action of the soldiers. “The attention of [...]

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    ‘Army did not ask for our certificates’ — Buhari’s military colleague tells tribunal

‘Army did not ask for our certificates’ — Buhari’s military colleague tells tribunal

President Muhammadu Buhari's military course mate has told the presidential election tribunal that the army did not ask them to submit their certificates during enlistment.Paul Tarfa, a retired major general, made the submission on Tuesday while testifying as Buhari’s first defence witness in the petition challenging the president’s re-election.The whereabouts of the president’s academic records have been a source of [...]

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